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Roman Horbyk

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Roman Horbyk
Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 5107
Fax: +46 8 608 4640
PC 239 Primus

Roman Horbyk was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. He accomplished his BA and MA degrees with majors in Journalism at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Roman received an international Masters degree in "Journalism and Media within Globalisation: a European Perspective" in 2012 with a joint certificate from Universities of Aarhus and Hamburg, having also studied in Amsterdam and completed courses from UC Berkeley.

Between 2012 and 2017 he worked as a researcher within "Narratives of Europe" project led by Johan Fornäs and resulting in an edited volume "Europe Faces Europe: Narratives from Its Eastern Half". In 2017, Roman Horbyk defended a doctoral dissertation "Mediated Europes: Discourse and Power in Ukraine, Russia and Poland during Euromaidan". Since then he has worked as lecturer at Södertörn University.

As a researcher, he is primarily interested in how the media functions within power relations; other topics of interest include postcolonial theory, sociolinguistics as well as media history, particularly in relation to the popular genres during the Interbellum and history of representations and ideas. Roman has also extensively worked as a print and TV journalist with a 10-year career. His reports and columns were published in Ukraine, Germany, Brazil, and Denmark.

Roman Horbyk is fluent in Ukrainian, English, German, Russian, Polish and Swedish. He is also active as a playwright and screenwriter in his native Ukraine.